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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ordered Ropa Vieja and it only come with only one side: I chose Moros y Cristianos. When I was served the Ropa vieja was medium cold and the Moros had NO BEANS, 0! I pointed that out to the waiter and his response was...that some people are allergic to beans! I guess if one is allergic to beans there is no way one will order it, don't you think? A friend that was with me ordered the fish fillet with its one side. I had visited another restaurant in town a couple of days earlier (Los Nardos) and ordered that same dish. My plate at Los Nardos had 3 sides and the fillet (same fish, Emperador) was twice as big, and the price was half cheaper!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Biky had some great dishes. The Ropa Vieja was one of the best that I had in Cuba. The Lamb in wine sauce was very good. The pizza was good (for Cuba). The viandas fritas were great. Cuban hash was very good. On the downside,...the sandwiches were pretty mediocre.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed November 26, 2022 via mobile

Had a very good and quick breakfast twice. Good fruit plate with guava, papaya, pineapple and banana ( real banana,by the way, not Walmart type))) Reasonable price.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed November 19, 2022

We made a special effort to come visit this restaurant because it had such great reviews, but unfortunately our experience was very different. Before even entering the restaurant there was a feeling that we weren't welcome. There was a man standing in front of the...door, like at most restaurants in Cuba, but instead of ushering us in - I had to ask if we could dine there and he didn't even open the door for us. We brushed it off and assumed it was just a difference of cultures and went inside to enjoy a meal. From there we were handed menus in Spanish. My husband and I did our best to try to decipher the various options, but neither of us are fluent in Spanish, so we had many questions for our waiter. He was visibly annoyed by our questions and eventually told us, "just order something, it all tastes good" . We followed his advice and haphazardly picked items off the menu that we couldn't fully understand. Our food came and it was fine. The portions were large, and it seemed to be cooked well, but it wasn't worth the cost of the taxi to get there or the uncomfortable ambiance of feeling unwanted. After we finished our meals, no one came to ask if we wanted anything else. I had to ask several times for the check, and still we were ignored for at least 20 minutes. During that time another tourist came in, and as we were sitting quite close to the entrance I overheard her conversation with the manager. She was from Canada, and the manager immediately offered her a menu in English. I thought back on how visibly irritated our waiter was with all of our questions about the menu that we couldn't understand and was confused about why we were never offered a menu in English. So when he walked by again, I asked him in Spanish "Do you have an English menu" and he chuckled and responded "yes". We are truly confused as to why we received such poor service and made to feel unwelcome. I have to assume it's because we are American's and before we ordered I asked if we could pay in USD. Culturally, I'm not sure if that's a rude question, but up until that point on our trip to Havana, it had been common for restaurants to accept USD, and from everything we heard from locals they often prefer USD. I just wanted to make sure before we racked up a bill, because I was running low on CUP. Again, the food was fine, but nothing to write home about. The awful service and hostility we received will be remembered forever. I wouldn't recommend visiting this restaurant during your trip to Havana, unless you're interested in being treated like garbage and enjoy mediocre food. Instead I would recommend visiting one of these establishments who have excellent food and kind, personable staff: JaMa, Cafe Bohemia, El Cafe, Los Mercaderes, Esto no es un cafe, El del Frente, and Lo de Monik.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed November 15, 2022 via mobile

Absolutely the Best Food & Price for a meal in Havana. You cannot go wrong. Absolutely spotless with ourstanding service. The deserts are something to almost die for, so good. You will go back.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed May 23, 2022

I loved it, quiet, cozy, discreet. The delicious food and the attention of the spectacular staff, has become one of the places that I enjoy the most.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 13, 2022

The food was great but the employees definitely made the experience amazing. The manager Jusleidy was just a joy to work with she was attentive and responsive to all of our questions. you definitely have to make this a stop on your next Habana trip.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 23, 2022

what can you say about this place? well, they have a really nice restaurant with very fair prices, the food is great, the servers are very professional and it's always a great experience. but wait, there's more..just down the block, check out the El Biky...panaderia, then go one more door down and kick back in their super comfortable bar... the fact this is three blocks from my closest cuban friend's home just ices the cake.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 11, 2022

average over priced food visited both sections. the one away from San Lazaro is a bit more cozy. The service on the other one was really bad, not even an smile and Cubans, we, are known for our charm. Most restaurants, like this one, includes...a 10% tip, maybe that's the reason the waiters didn't put any effort in make us feel welcome. the waiter on the other size was much better. for what i paid for an other of french fries 6 USD, i get in canada a burguer with fries and a drinkMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed June 8, 2021 via mobile

I ordered online from Miami a cake and some soft drinks for my mother’s birthday who is in Cuba and I’m just surprise how nice, easy and great service this business provided us with me ordering online and them doing their best to deliver my...order on time and on a such great presentation. Thanks so much for being so professional! Can’t wait to visit Cuba and have one of those great meals that I see on your website. 100 % recommended.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed April 2, 2020

We went to El Biky’s twice during our stay in Vedado. One evening at 7PM, we stood in line for 30 mns. This hip eatery in Vedado resembles a busy and popular chain restaurant in the US. A squadron of attentive young servers keep the...place hopping. What kept us coming back was the pizza with a cracker-thin crust smothered in mushrooms and melted cheese. The best! On a rainy evening, we restored our souls with large bowls of home-made chicken soup. El Biky’s is just 2 or 3 blocks from the Malecon. This would be first place I would head to if I return to Havana.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed March 17, 2020

If you are looking for good food at affordable prices this is the place. Large pasta dishes that you can not finish among others. Very good attention. The place is very clear, clean and quiet, its location is very central. They also have a bakery...and is one of the best in havana.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 23, 2020

We focused on the bakery portion of the location. We got food to go from the restaurant, but we thought the bakery was really specially. Some of the best baked goods I've ever had. Particularly enjoyed the vegetable pastry.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 20, 2020

We arrived in Havana late in the evening and asked our Casa hostess for a recommendation on a restaurant close to our place in Vedado. She recommended El Biky, which was about 6 blocks away. We were delighted by the venue, food and service at...El Biky. We went there at least 3 times during our week in Havana, trying out both the bar and the restaurant and we were never disappointed by the food, service or cost.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 13, 2020

Very reasonably priced . Manageress and 2 female waitresses who served us were absolutely lovely - thank you

Date of visit: February 2020
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5